Parking problems 2007. More Lower Hutt residents want to go to the library on a Sunday morning than go to church. Response from a Hutt library survey of 3700 residents showed changing library hours to start at 10am was popular. But this means parishioners from the adjacent Anglican St James Church would be competing for… Read More Was there enough room to move?
Martin trial “illustrates need for better care” 2004. Hospice New Zealand is saddened that Lesley Martin felt pressured while providing care for her mother and emphasized the need for more palliative care specialists in New Zealand.
To Be or Not to Be? 2000. Norman has always been a man of decision and authority; in fact some people have found him difficult and boorish. He has recently, at the age of 56, suffered a heart attack and then, some four days after a severe stroke as a result of a blood clot… Read More Responding to the issue with heart and mind
Church used for acoustic concerts 2004. New Zealand recording artist Bic Runga is on her one-month Acoustic Church Tour playing at 10 churches on a 16 date tour. Bic Runga is a 26-year-old singer songwriter, signed to Columbia Records in New Zealand, and with two albums to her credit, Drive and Beautiful Collision.
“Together we can help Kiwis in need” 2004. The Salvation Army’s theme this year is “together we can help Kiwis in need” elaborated in a breakfast presentation with a series of short messages about the work of The Army and their annual appeal. One hundred and twenty years serving New Zealanders was celebrated at Booth… Read More National annual appeal and rebranding for the sallies
Home to grace pregnant teenagers 2003. WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND. When Treena and Marcus van Rijssel purchased a house in Wellington last year for the purpose of housing and supporting pregnant teenagers, two pregnant girls approached them to use the facilities which were not furnished or decorated. One of those girls has gone on to appear… Read More A house for pregnant teens established in Wellington
At odds with kingdom values 2004. A church minister has suggested that what the Enough is Enough march demonstrated was at variance with kingdom values.
Cultural shifts offer challenges for church 2004. Religious belief is not declining in New Zealand and other Western countries – the situation is increasingly described as a change from “religion” to “spirituality”, so is the consensus from sociologists, theologians, and academics from around the globe who say there is a resurgence of spirituality and belief… Read More The church responds to cultural changes
Enough is Enough 2004. The Rally for Human Rights preceded hundreds who marched Monday in the Enough is Enough rally taking a message to Parliament’s steps about the sanctity of marriage, proposed legalizing of civil unions and the Care of Children Bill deemed to undermine the marriage institution.
2000. Kiwi spirit is what pastor and baritone Rodney Macann talked about in my interview with him in 2000. Rodney Macann was, in 2000, leader of the ministry team Wellington Central Baptist. Later, he was the NZ Baptist national leader. As well, he was singing throughout New Zealand and Australia with the major Opera and… Read More The New Zealand spirit